“I’m not scared of growing old, I’m just scared of not achieving everything that I want to do.” – Melanie Laurent
A New Year is approaching and it is time to wrap up my 2013 goals and prepare to start off 2014 strong. I am currently developing my top ten list of goals as I do every year. It is important to not set too many goals for a year because that can lead to not accomplishing any of them. As I am working on my list of goals I keep one question in mind: Is It Worth It To ME?
SOS Leadership teaches in its Personal Achievement program that in order to determine if a goal is worth it, some key factors need to be considered. Those factors being: What is the goal? What money is required? What time is required? What effort is required? What energy is required? What material is needed? And what relationships are involved?
Goals are not always easy to set, but if you go through those questions you can determine if the goal is truly worth the action required. Once you set that goal you must look at it as a commitment and the simple definition of commitment is “it is done.” If you are not prepared to put in the work to accomplish the goal don’t make it a goal.
As I embark on a New Year on my leadership journey I am working through all of the factors to determine if my upcoming 2014 goals are worth it to me. I know that there will be challenges along the way, but I am prepared for them. What challenges do you face in determining your goals? How do you overcome them?
Remember as 2013 comes to an end that: Now is the time to take action. Now is the time to Go For It!